This activity engages students in a lesson about algebraic relationships concerning groupings of hamburgers and French fries, coupled with full-page activity sheets.
Frieda Parker and Vida Treviño
Katherine Ariemma Marin
One Tuesday morning, my sixth graders were faced with the following task:
Diana L. Moss, Jennifer A. Czocher and Teruni Lamberg
For these sixth graders, transitioning from arithmetic to algebraic thinking involved developing new meanings for symbols in expressions and equations.
Kerri Bray-Smith and John Wayne McClung
Like terms is a foundational algebra element that gives students insights to a commonsense view of adding fractions. Through four problems for each grade band (K–2, 3–4, 5–6), students make rulers and measure, sort, and record items.
Molly Fefolt and Terri L. Kurz
Math by the Month features collections of short activities focused on a monthly theme. These articles aim for an inquiry or problem-solving orientation that includes four activities each for grade bands K–2, 3–4, and 5–6. In this issue, students explore mathematical challenges within the context of the Greek gods. Activities are provided for elementary school children to support their exploration of mathematics in everyday situations.